2020 Festival Dates - Friday, November 13, Saturday, November 14, Sunday, November 15

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Reduced Pricing for the Festival, and Happy Hour Friday returns!  Friday evening 6 PM until 8 PM, beer prices will be $5.00!   Click on “Information!”      

Maryland Irish Festival

The Maryland Irish Festival is presented annually by Irish Charities of Maryland, a 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization, and is held at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium during the second weekend in November. This annual celebration of Irish culture features local, regional and international Irish music, Irish Dancers, traditional cuisine; cultural exhibits and workshops, and a wide variety of quality vendors of Irish goods.

Join us all weekend as we celebrate our Irish culture with great music, food, beer, and do some early Christmas shopping with our fantastic vendors!  We have many Cultural and Historical displays and performances, the well attended “Speaker Series”, and a large dedicated kids play area with bouncy castles, activities, and games.

The modest admission fee to the festival goes to support the many charitable causes of our own Maryland Irish community, whose members volunteer their time every year to put on this great event.  It’s a family affair, so come out, have fun and be part of this great charitable endeavor.

To make a donation directly to Irish Charities of Maryland, please click the Donate button below. All donations are fully tax deductible, since we are a 501 (c)(3) charity.  Thank you!

Special Christmas Concert

Irish Christmas Bel Air 2019 presents The New York Tenors on Thursday, December 12, 2019, starting at 7:00 PM as the Saint Mary Magdalen Mission.  Information and ticket details are on the flyer below.  Use the PromoCode “ICM” and have a portion of the proceeds directed to Irish Charities of Maryland.  


Thank you for last year! 

Saturday, December 14, 2019: Wreaths IN!”

Thanks to all of you who helped out last year, Saturday, December 15th!  We had over 50,000 volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery and it was a wonderful day, albeit a very rainy, drizzly day!  What a great site to view the cemetery with all of the distributed wreaths through the showers and the fog!  What a fantastic way to honor our deceased veterans.

Plans are now being made for Saturday, December 14, 2019 for the placement of the wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.  The bus will depart the Meadowood Park and Ride, Falls Road and W. Joppa at 6:00 AM with coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts aboard.  We will arrive at Arlington to take the wreaths from the trucks and place them on the graves.  You can purchase a round-trip bus ticket ($25.00) by clicking on the PayPal button below, and avoid the problem with parking and congestion near the cemetery.  No refunds, please.

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  Thank you for volunteering, and riding with us.  Another day to remember!

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